Nessie USB Microphone Review 2022

As podcasting, vlogging, and in-house music production become more popular, so does the demand for a good USB microphone at a low cost. Blue Microphones’ Nessie is a new addition to this category.


  • Clear, balanced sound.
  • Efficient workflow.
  • Classic looking design.


  • Noise issue at higher input levels.
  • Doesn’t work well for close-up voice work.

Editor Rating


Is the new microphone from Blues suitable for in house studios?

With the exception of the metal base, the Nessie USB microphone is made of plastic. It has a classic appearance, with a sleek, silver matt finished neck and serpentine head. Nessie has three recording modes: voice, music, and raw recording, which allows the user to do post-production editing manually. In the first two modes, Nessie processes the input using post-production features. It has an internal shockmouth and a built-in pop filter to reduce unwanted noise and vibrations. It also has an EQ, de-esser, and level control, resulting in a more refined audio output in real time.

It easily connects to a Mac or Windows computer via the mini USB port. Nessie also has a “Headphone Volume” ring that allows you to adjust the monitoring volume of the audio going into your headphones. This real-time feature is essential for recording both vocals and instrumentals. Turning the knob quickly, on the other hand, will cause some distortion, so if you want to adjust the volume while recording, turn it very slowly.

The Instant Mute button on the front of the Nessie USB microphone allows the user to immediately kill the input to the microphone. Because this is a touch-enabled button rather than a standard push button, the user may accidentally mute the recording. The microphone’s head is movable and extendable for optimal positioning.

Most importantly, in terms of sound quality, Nessie delivers on its promise of reducing unwanted noise and producing high-quality output. Its value-added features make it priceless. And it is a good choice for a home studio USB microphone for those on a tight budget.

The Blue Nessie is a mic that fills a need and does it well.

If you’re expecting a cheap karaoke mic type of sound, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I’m no audiophile to be sure, but the Nessie seemed to have a full, rich sound.

If you’re not concerned about what the mic is made of, and want to take a chance on the Serpentine Neck’s functionality, then the Nessie is a great steal at the price.

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